The Menzies winter auction presents 202 lots, including a good number of international greats: Warhol, Picasso, Miro, Hockney, Moore, Chagall, Leger, Chadwick.
And no, not all are in the stratosphere price-wise. How about these lithographs by the masters? Lot 97, a very typical Miro, is estimated at $6,000 to $8,000, while lot 101, the Henry Moore, comes with estimates of $2,500-$4,500…
David has remained patriotic though and chosen (mostly) Australian artists for his Dave’s Faves:
Lot 1 – Jeffrey Smart, Motifs in London, est. $18,000-$24,000. The Smart Set
Lot 6 – Adrian Feint, Flowers, est. $10,000-$15,000. One to make you swoon
Lot 16 – Arthur Streeton, Battersea Bridge and Thames Tide, est. $25,000-$35,000. Barge in and buy
Lot 20 – Charles Blackman, Children Playing, est. $22,000-$32,000. We can fly
Lot 32 – Lynn Chadwick, Maquette II Jubilee III 1984, est. $130,000-$160,000. Brian and Gene (sorry, in joke).
Lot 35 – Fred Williams, Yellow Gorse, Yan Yean, est. $220,000-$280,000. Gorgeous Gorse
Lot 48 – Elioth Gruner, Along the Sands, est. $45,000-$55,000. This beach is a buy
Lot 58 – Deborah Paauwe, Prom Night, est. $2,000-$3,000. Power of Paauwe
Lot 71 – Rick Amor, Ray and Boorree in a Waterhole on the Coopers, est. $5,000-$8,000. Early Rick for nix
Lot 78 – Sam Fullbrook, Nude with Cake, est. $2,000-$2,600. Have your cake and it it too
Lot 84 – James Shaw, Homestead, est. $3,500-$4,500. Location, Location, Location
Lot 91 – Elioth Gruner, The Red Barn, est. $6,000-$9,000. The Grass is Gruner
Lot 106 – Sali Herman, Cat, est. $3,000-$5,000. Purrrrrfect
Lot 129 – Pro Hart, Mining Study, est. $6,000-$9,000. Be Mine?
Lot 154 – Brian Dunlop, Eumeralla, the Magic Shore, est. $2,800-$3,600. I could do with a holiday
Lot 195 – Max Dupain, Brave New World, est. $1,000-$2,000. Xray ManRay YouPay
To see images and information on all 202 lots online, visit the Menzies website. (Menzies have recently updated their website, so explore and discover…)
You can view personally at the following previews in New South Wales and Victoria:
– In Sydney from 10 to 14 June at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington
– In Melbourne from 18 to 24 June at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
The auction is held on Thursday, 25 June 2015, starting at 6.30 pm, at the Menzies premises at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.
For the “full picture”, contact us before you buy for independent advice and due diligence reports on any lots.
We’ll be in Melbourne for the auction and can assist you also with bidding and all after-purchase works.